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Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada

June 07, 2007 16:00 ET

Healthy Eating in Arenas Project Honoured for Creating Healthy Menu Options for Patrons

Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada recognize "Healthy Eating in Arenas Project" at the 10th Annual Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Awards

WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) -

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A 10-year celebration of successful healthy living programs took place in Vancouver today at the Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Awards, sponsored by Kraft Canada and Dietitians of Canada. Held in connection with the Dietitians of Canada National Conference, the Awards recognized six regional programs for their work in helping Canadians make healthier eating and activity choices. The Durham Region-based Healthy Eating in Arenas Project was selected as this year's national award recipient for its focus on creating supportive environments that help people make healthy living choices.

Healthy Eating in Arenas Project is a program designed to create environments that encourage patrons to make healthy food choices. While arenas already promote physical activity, concession stands typically sell foods high in fat, sugar and salt. The program enables patrons to make wiser food decisions by offering healthy menu options.

Adrienne Baltadjian with the Creating Healthy Environments for Youth Coalition and a spokesperson for the program, was in attendance to receive both the national and regional award titles. "We know children's food choices are influenced by the environments in which they live, learn and play," says Baltadjian. "To be honoured for this initiative helps reinforce the importance of finding innovative ways to create environments that support Canadians in their quest to live healthier lives."

For more information on the Healthy Eating in Arenas Project, as well as details on the five additional regional recipients, visit www.dietitians.ca.

The Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Communication is designed to encourage and recognize initiatives that help Canadians make informed choices about healthy eating and physical activity. The Speaking of Food and Eating Award was created in 1997 in response to the report Speaking of Food and Healthy Eating: A Consumer Perspective, which indicated that Canadians wanted to eat healthier but were confused by conflicting and difficult to understand nutrition messages.

Dietitians of Canada represents over 5,500 dietitians across Canada and is committed to promoting the health and well-being of consumers through food and nutrition. For further information on nutrition and healthy eating, visit Dietitians of Canada's award winning website at www.dietitians.ca.

Kraft Canada Inc. one of Canada's leading food and beverage companies, recognizes the importance of healthy living and provides consumers with a wide range of nutritional choices, and useful healthy eating and physical activity information. Further information on Kraft's broad-based health and wellness initiatives can be found at www.kraftcanada.com.

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